That’s Life an exhibition by Sean Walsh will run for the month of March.
Monday Miscellany a series of surrealistic artworks by Ronan Crowley will run for the month of April. All are welcome.
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March @ 8pm
Friars’ Gate Theatre presents Arsenic and Old Lace a comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Max Hennessy.
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene – but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!
Cast includes: Eddie Cronin, Mandy Donworth, John English, Brian Finn, Declan Hehir, Max Hennessy, Robin Lee, Padraig Lohan, Seamus Moloney, Edmund O’Reilly, Rayne Tsang, Dermot Ryan, Maria Sheehy.
Thursday 8th March @ 8pm
Richard Harris International Film Festival present Women In Film
Celebrating the achievements of women in film on International Women’s Day
• LULA directed by Aoife O’Kelly
• NATIVE directed by Linda Bhreathnach
• A L O N E directed by Kerrie Ahern
• OH BROTHER directed by Mia Mullarkey
• JANUARY HYMN directed by Katherine Canty
• CREAK directed by Elizabeth Dean
• Q.E.D. directed by Amy-Joyce Hastings
• AMY directed by Leah Morgan
Sunday 11th March @ 8pm
Isla Grant in concert
Highly respected singer songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Friars’ Gate. As always Isla will be joined by her husband Al and one of Ireland’s finest musicians, multi- instrumentalist Glen Flynn.
Friday 23rd March @ 8pm
Big Guerilla presents Padraig Potts’ Guide To Walking. Written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke.
The play fol¬lows the life of Padraig Potts McK¬eir¬nan, who has a habit of just eat¬ing what¬ever is on his plate… metaphor¬i¬cally that is… from grow¬ing up near the tiny rur¬al vil¬lage of Drum¬namee, Coun¬ty Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Sil¬via Lang, a per¬fect protes¬tant girl… to mar¬ry¬ing Mary Tague, the priests house¬keeper, who he nev¬er real¬ly liked… to get¬ting rid of Mary Tague and her moth¬er, who he claims invent¬ed vine¬gar… and even¬tu¬ally to the real¬i¬sa¬tion that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. Bursting with the vivacious wit this show will tear at your heart and cripple you with laughter.
Wednesday 28th March @ 7.30pm
Foróige’s Footsteps Youth Theatre, Kilmallock are delighted to stage the Irish premier of The Re-Creator by Rémi Amy, a French play translated by Paul B Nelson which has never been performed before in English. It is a philosophical apocalyptical comedy about freedom which will appeal to all.
Footsteps Youth Theatre is a proud member of Youth Theatre Ireland and is supported by Friars Gate Theatre.
Friday 6th April @ 8pm
Kevin McAleer – Guru
Ireland’s brightest lama Kevin McAleer has announced a series of worldwide apparitions in 2018, with mindfulness, bananarama yoga, tai chi with chai tea, avocado dream therapy, vegan dentistry, moon walking with wolves, digital sourdough photography, coffee visualization, and ego massage.
McAleer trained for 33 years under the legendary Oprah Chopra in Palookaville, before founding the Mindless Nationalism Institute™ in Belfast in 1972. He will be signing copies of his very latest awareness bestseller, The Idiot’s Guide to Low Self Esteem, which has been translated into more than 94,000 languages worldwide and beyond. An evening of divine light entertainment not to be missed.
Wednesday 11th April @ 8pm
Film – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Cert: 15A)
Gloria Grahame appeared in films alongside Hollywood icons like Humphrey Bogart and Kirk Douglas, and won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful. Thirty years later Grahame is treading the boards in a modest theatre production when she collapses in a Lancaster hotel. With her health failing, she reaches out to former lover, Liverpudlian actor Peter Turner, who takes her back to his family home to recuperate. Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of the memoir by Peter Turner. Presented in association with Access Cinema.
Tickets €7 Friends 2 for 1
Saturday 14th April @ 8pm
Fourth Wall Theatre Group, Laois present Da by Hugh Leonard
The story revolves around the living memories of Charlie, a grown man who returns home to Ireland after the death of his father only to find the old man’s presence still very much alive. The comedy is laced with pathos. Leonard peppers the dialogue with memorable one-liners on emotional injury, love, and marriage.
Wednesday 25th April @ 8pm
The New Theatre present Norah by Gerard Humphreys.
Starring Juliette Crosbie, Hannah Carnegie, Ethan Dillon, Brendan Quinn, Barbara Dempsey, Ian Meehan
1981 Belfast. Norah McVeigh is battling to save her brother Kyran. He made the decision to go on hunger strike and has lost consciousness. Norah is now faced with the difficult decision to respect his political choice or save his life. Through confrontations with the British Foreign Office, the Catholic Church, the RUC, the IRA, and her own family, Norah’s convictions and loyalties are put to the test.
With a cast of six, BBC Stewart Parker award-winning writer Gerard Humphreys has scripted a bold retelling of a tumultuous time in Ireland’s history, recounting the political and moral challenges that faced women as they battled on many fronts to save their families and communities.
Tickets €15/€12 Friends 2 for 1
Narrative 4 storytelling workshops
Children’s Art Club with Jane Howe commencing Thursday 12th April @ 4pm. Six Week Course.
County Limerick Youth Theatre
Book Club –Wednesday 28th March @ 7pm – The Nightingale by Kirstin Hannah
Wednesday 25th April @ 7pm – The Longbourn Letters by Rose Servitova
New members welcome.